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M.A.D.E. - Making A Difference Everday
3rd Annual Job Fair (DATE: TO BE ANNOUNCED)

New York is a state of opportunity, where individuals from all backgrounds and circumstances are given a fair chance to pursue their goals. Providing job training and opportunities to New Yonkers with criminal histories is proven to help break the vicious cycle of recidivism and increase public safety

– Governor Cuomo

It cost 12,000/yr to keep a student in school, while it cost more than 31,000/yr to keep an individual in prison
20,000+ children are in the NYC foster care system. Over 50% of them end up in prison or have a brush with the law after two years.
Less than half of released prisoners secure a job upon return to their communities


We welcome service providers, companies, and academic institutions with a vested interest in economic inclusion, workforce development, or simply a desire to support social change to join us at the Fair Chance Job Fair. A key objective is to connect attendees with resources that will propel their lives forward. Connect with us to see how your company or organization can be a catalyst for change.


As we strive to expand workforce opportunities, increase labor market access for individuals, and decrease barriers to employment for the formerly incarcerated, elected officials and policy reform play a critical role in workforce development and the overall economic health of New York. The Fair Chance Job Fair provides a platform to explore policy reform and share ideas and solutions.


The purpose of the Fair Chance Job Fair is to connect qualified and skilled applicants with interaction with the criminal records to employment opportunities. As a continuation of M.A.D.E.’s job placement work, employers can support workforce reentry and economic inclusion by establishing a presence at the Fair Chance Job Fair.


Workforce integration and labor market access are critical to restoring human dignity and promoting healthy families. As equality and inclusiveness in the job market continues to be elusive, the stories of those affected and those seeking change are important. Storytelling is how we learn and grow, and media partners can help share these stories. Contact us to learn more.

Supporter | General Support Donation (Any Amount)
Early Bird Specials NOW thru April 5th, 2019 at 11:59pm are listed in red.

Employer/Vendor Partner | $75
•Employer/vendor table
•Mention on one of our fliers

Work for Success Pledge Partner | $125
•Employer/vendor table
•Mention on one of our fliers
•Item(s) or material in conference bag
•Logo (with link) in E-mails promoting the event
•Quote on press release or social media pages


Fair Chance Business Pledge Partner | $175 ($150)*
•Everything included in the Change Agent Partner, plus:
•Recognition by Announcers at the event
•Preferential table location at event

Fair Chance Partial Sponsor | $300 ($200)*
•Everything included in the CSR Partner, plus:
•Logo inclusion on event banner
•Company mentioned on radio/podcast interview

Fair Chance Full Sponsor | $500 ($300)*
•Everything included in Fair Chance Sponsor, plus:
•Feature Employer Vendor Table (Press area)

Checks can be made payable to: MADE Transitional Services
And mailed to: 120 US-9W Haverstraw, NY 10927
All checks mailed will receive a receipt for the donation via mail in

What is a Job Fair?

Employment and livelihood are pillars of human dignity, and gainful employment is critical to the stability of the formerly incarcerated and other individuals facing barriers to the workforce. Employment helps them regain and maintain stability and self-sufficiency. The Fair Chance Job Fair seeks to provide an opportunity to eliminate some of these challenges by connecting displaced workers to job opportunities and resources that will in turn, strengthen our New York City communities, making them more economically sound and keeping them thriving.

On Tuesday May 7th, 2019 M.A.D.E. Transitional Services and the social work schools at Columbia and New York University are holding the third Annual Fair Chance Job fair at New York University’s Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life Grand Hall.

Over 350 prospective job seekers will have the opportunity to seek employment with 30+ hiring companies committed to reentry and workforce inclusion. In addition to meeting with recruiters, job search assistance including résumé and interview help will be available on site.


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